Ideas and Recipes for Healthy Snacks and Beverages

Finding good recipes for healthy snacks can help you satisfy the munchies without derailing your fitness plans. A trip down the snack aisle of your local supermarket will introduce you to an overwhelming number of processed, preserved, and prettily packaged options that can be hard to resist because they look so delicious. 

But, hidden behind the tempting marketing schemes are a  lot of unhealthy things like refined sugar, food coloring's, chemicals, and other ingredients that you can't even pronounce. While these tasty treats are fine once in a while, if eaten on a regular basis, they can really  harm your health and put the brakes on your weight loss success.

But, that doesn't mean that you have to give up snacking. Instead, find some DIY recipes that will quiet those  hunger pangs while still benefiting your body. And, it doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming. Making your own healthy snacks and drinks can be quick, easy, and delicious.

Healthy Snacks

Clean Eating Snacks:

yogurt as a clean eating snack

We may be determined to eat healthy meals, but it's often the snacks that get us. When we begin to feel that mid-morning lull or the afternoon munchies, we are more likely to grab something prepared or convenient.

But, making healthy snacks is really much easier than you may think. From hummus to grilled fruit, guacamole, or a yogurt parfait, you can satisfy your grumbly tummy and your sweet tooth without compromising your clean eating plan. 

Quick and Healthy Snacks:

quick and healthy snacks of trail mix

Vending machines and convenience stores usually stock a variety of unhealthy snacks that may look delicious but can wreak havoc on your health – and your pocketbook. Convenience can be expensive! So, why not make your own snacks and carry them with you? Things like roasted chick peas or homemade trail mix are easy to make. Plus, they are much more satisfying and cost effective. 

Healthy Nutritious Snack Foods:

healthy snacking on granola

Have you tried to give up eating between meals but just can't seem to do it? Is the temptation to great? Whether it's during a coffee break or while watching TV in the evening, everyone likes to enjoy a snack. So, let's be honest, it's almost impossible to give up snacking, right? Well, the good news is – you don't have to. If you choose the right foods, snacking can even be good for you. Try some of these easy recipes to help boost your energy, fuel your body, and beat those between-meals-hunger-pangs.

Healthy Drinks

Smoothie Recipes for Optimum Health:

delicious smoothie recipes for optimum health

Nutritionists say that thirst is often confused with hunger, and many times you can quell your urge to eat by simply drinking a glass of water. While this may be a valid point, there are times when you want to sip something a little more interesting, right?

There's just something about savoring a chilled cocktail on a warm summer night or enjoying a refreshing glass of iced tea on a hot day. And, of course, there are those times when you really do want your drinks to feel like a meal. From milkshakes to mocktails, you can create drinks that taste so amazingly good you will have a hard time believing that they are actually healthy too! 

Healthy Drink Recipes:

healthy drink recipes

Are you tired of boring water? Or, are you hosting a backyard barbecue and want to serve something both exciting and healthy? These recipes will spice up your drink menu and help you create “clean” versions of some favorite classic cocktails.

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I will continue to share ideas about diet and exercise that have helped me along the way. If you have any questions I can help you with, or if you have any ideas you want to share, feel free to contact me or visit our Q&A forum.

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